Slide Stainers, Microbiology
Definition : Slide stainers that automate the Gram staining method of classification of gram-positive or -negative bacteria. The operator inserts slides into a carrier and selects a time or programmed procedure. Linear transport slide stainers have a transport arm that moves baskets of slides into and out of parallel reagent vessels. Robotic arm stainers allow the user to program the stainer to move the robotic arm carrying the slides to the desired bucket. Centrifugal stainers spray reagents onto slides placed in a rotating carousel and use centrifugal force to remove excess reagents and dry the slides. The centrifugal slide stainer is controlled by a microprocessor that regulates the amount of stain and wash solution sprayed onto the slide and centrifugation time and speed. Linear transport and triaxial arm stainers are microprocessor controlled. Platen stainers apply reagents by capillary action. Slides are placed in grooves on conveyor spirals and moved facedown along a platform.
Entry Terms : "Microbiology Slide Stainers" , "Microbiological Slide Stainers"
UMDC code : 16961